Riverview House
1600 Sedgwick Ave
New York City, New York County, New York 10453

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Funding Programs

Riverview House was developed and operates with Federal housing financing. The property utilizes the Project Based Sec. 8 Federal housing program to make rent affordable to lower income tenants.

Section 8

Riverview House has a project-based Section 8 contract. 315 of the 383 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 82% of the renter households in the property pay no more than 30% of their adjusted income for rent.

The current Section 8 contract was effective on September 01, 2011 and the contract expires on August 31, 2016. The Section 8 contract rent is 104.9% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are $1,357.00 for One Bedroom, $1,571.00 for Two Bedroom, and $2,021.00 for Three Bedroom.

26% of New York properties and 26% of all properties across the country have Section 8 rental subsidies. See the Rent Subsidies section for more.


Riverview House is an affordable apartment community located in New York City, New York which is located in New York County. The property is located in New York's 13th Congressional District served by Representative Adriano Espaillat (D), Senator Charles Schumer (D) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D).

Riverview House is an apartment community containing 315 rental units. The property contains 587 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Riverview House is home to not more than 1133 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Riverview House provides rental subsidies to renters. The type of subsidy provided to apartment renters in New York City, NY by this property is Project Based Sec. 8.

This subsidy allows the renter to pay 30% of his or her income for rent while the subsidy pays the difference. To qualify, a renter must earn 50% or less of the Area Median Income.

There is a minimum rent payment of not less than $25 and as much as $50 for all subsidy recipients at this property. That means that even if a renter has zero income, they will still be required to pay rent. In recent years, there have been various legislative proposals to increase the Section 8 minimum rent but advocates make the valid point that minimum rents affect the poorest of the poor.

Unit Mix

Riverview House contains a mix of 315 assisted one, two, and three bedroom apartments for rent. There are 82 One Bedroom, 194 Two Bedroom, and 39 Three Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 26% One Bedroom, 62% Two Bedroom, and 12% Three Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Riverview House is 1.53.

New York's 13th

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Project Based Sec. 8 Contract Expiration

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